Author: Larry Volk,Danielle Currier
Publisher: CRC Press
A polished and professional portfolio—including both print pieces and an online presence—is more important than ever for photographers and other creative professionals to make a great first impression and secure employment. This new edition of No Plastic Sleeves has been updated to address all facets of portfolio production, with a special focus on self-promotion and new information about blogs and social media’s role in the process. Including hundreds of photos, examples of successful design, and interviews with industry professionals, this text will guide you through the complete process of conceptualizing, designing, and developing all the interconnected aspects of your total portfolio package: Objectively evaluate and edit your work Develop a distinguishing brand concept Understand and apply effective design strategies Design a tailor-made portfolio book Develop a comprehensive online portfolio Develop printed professional and promotional materials Utilize social media and self-promotion strategies
The Complete Package for Photographers and Designers
Author: Larry Volk,Danielle Currier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Portrait Photography
Author: Roswell Angier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Focusing on the presence of the photographer's gaze as an integral part of constructing meaningful images, Roswell Angier combines theory and practice, to provide you with the technical advice and inspiration you need to develop your skills in portrait photography. Fully updated to take into account advances in creative work and photographic technology, this second edition also includes stunning new visuals and a discussion on the role of social media in the practice of portraiture. Each chapter includes a practical assignment, designed to help you explore various kinds of portrait photography and produce a range of different styles for your creative portfolio.
The need for reorientation
Author: Yogesh Atal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
India has witnessed a sea change in its social structure and political culture since Independence. Despite the developmental model that the country opted for, the hangover of the Raj continued to encourage fissiparous tendencies dividing the Indian populace on the basis of religion, ethnicity and caste hierarchy. This book argues for the need to develop a fresh approach to dismantling the stereotypes that have boxed the study of India’s tribal communities. It underlines the significance of region-specific strategies in place of an overarching umbrella scheme for all Indian tribes. The author studies tribes in the context of changing political and social identity, gender, extremism, caste dimensions, development issues, and offers a new perspective on tribes to accommodate the diversity and transformations within culture over time and through globalization. Lucid, accessible and rooted in contemporary realities, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of sociology and social anthropology, tribal studies, subaltern and third world studies, and politics.
An Empirical Approach
Author: Tuomo Hiippala
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book develops a new framework for describing the structure of multimodal documents: how language, image, layout and other modes of communication work together to convey meaning. Building on recent research in multimodal analysis, functional linguistics and information design, the book examines the textual, visual, and spatial aspects of page-based multimodal documents and employs an analytical model to describe and interpret their structure using the concepts of semiotic modes, medium and genre. To demonstrate and test this approach, the study performs a systematic, longitudinal analysis of a corpus of multimodal documents within a single genre: an extensively annotated corpus of tourist brochures produced between 1967-2008. The book provides multimodal discourse analysts with methodological tools to draw empirically-based conclusions about multimodal documents, and will be a valuable resource for researchers planning to develop and study multimodal corpora.
Author: Kevin Kirkland
The therapeutic uses of music can vary greatly from one part of a country to the next, from one therapist to the next and across national and continental lines. This groundbreaking work is the first to bring together the expertise of an international array of contributors into one resource. The International Dictionary of Music Therapy offers models, methods and interventions that range from regional to international, including several terms that have never been published before. Essential for both the seasoned and novice music therapists and those working closely with the field, it offers a comprehensive guide to key terms, explained from multiple perspectives and with reference to clinical literature. Each entry contains detailed definitions for the reader, to develop practice, to generate discussion, and to establish more of a global common music therapy language. Covering more than 450 carefully selected terms, this comprehensive reference tool is a foundational text for defining and exploring the therapeutic value of music. The ultimate companion to understanding the science and art of music therapy on an international level, the International Dictionary of Music Therapy is ideal for music therapists, theorists, educators, researchers, and students.
Author: Robin Beauchamp
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animated films explains audio software, free downloads, how sound works, the power of sound when wielded by an animation filmmaker, and provides varieties of examples for how to use sound to enliven your films with professional sound. Sound-savvy animators save precious resources (time and money) by using sound for effects they don't necessarily have time to create. For example, the sound of a crow flying gives viewers a sense of the crow without the crow. Where there's a macabre element or scene in an animated film, this book explains why you should choose a low frequency sound for it-low frequencies are scary, because the ear can't decipher their origin or direction! On the DVD: three 5-minute animations; sample sound clips, jump cuts and video streams; plus motion graphics with which to practice sound-applications explained in this book.
Professional Techniques for Presenting and Marketing Your Photographs
Author: Selina Oppenheim
It used to be that art directors, creative professionals, and producers hired talent based on reputation, networking, and personal relationships. Today’s ultracompetitive business climate is vastly different. Art buying is now more project-oriented. Art directors and creative professionals now must review portfolios with their clients before making any hiring decisions. Since most photographers are self-employed, hiring a photo rep is an expense that cuts dramatically into an already-tight bottom line. So now more than ever, showing a “killer” portfolio that communicates a clear vision can mean the difference between winning projects or just sitting on the sidelines. InPortfolios That Sell, veteran consultant and lecturer Selina Oppenheim reveals how to create an innovative, competitive, and effective portfolio that will get attention from any potential client. Based on her 20-plus years of consulting with scores of photographers, graphic designers, and illustrators, Oppenheim demonstrates how today’s commercial photographer can communicate expertise, experience, and creative vision clearly and intelligently through a well-executed portfolio. Packed with a wealth of no-fail tips and practical advice for effective marketing, self-promotion, and client relationships, Portfolios That Sell is an indispensable guide for the photographer who wants financial as well as artistic success. • Filled with scores of high-quality images taken for real-life clients • Presents important information about a timely, practical subject • A unique look at the business strategies as well as the artistic concerns of preparing a winning portfolio
Finding & Keeping Your Best Clients
Author: Linda Cooper Bowen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
You know you′ve got the talent, now let them know it–your complete guide to finding, winning, and keeping good clients Written by a graphic designer and successful marketing consultant, this book is the most complete guide available to marketing your services, with clear, practical, step–by–step instructions on every aspect of graphic design marketing, including: ∗ Developing and implementing a marketing plan ∗ Researching prospective clients ∗ Creating effective marketing materials ∗ Cold calling and follow–ups ∗ Effective communication ∗ Dressing for success ∗ Resumes, cover letters, and portfolios ∗ Proposals, bids, and contracts ∗ Keeping good clients–account management Also included are sample business forms, contracts, proposals, letters, and checklists, along with stunning full–color examples of successful self–promotion campaigns for every budget. Throughout the book, there are fascinating and instructive interviews with clients as well as graphic designers from across the country who share what they′ve learned about marketing and managing graphic design services.
Author: Vik Orenstein
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Part business manual, part career reference book, this guide to opening and running a successful photography business serves up plentiful advice for amateurs, freelancers, and established photographers on how to open a studio. Original.
Author: Darius D. Himes,Mary Virginia Swanson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
The book New Orleans native Anne Rice called "a landmark oOur indispensable guide to publishing your own photography book just got better. In this revised and updated edition of Publish Your Photography Book, industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson take budding authors through the publishing process—from concept through production, marketing, and sales—pointing out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. It's packed with information, including interviews and contributions from artists, publishers, designers, packagers, editors, and other industry experts who openly share their publishing experiences. This revised edition features updated case studies and resources sections as well as expanded information on digital publishing platforms, with advice on how to make and market your eBook.
The Form and Content of the Photographic Book
Author: Jorg Colberg
Publisher: CRC Press
Understanding Photobooks is a user-friendly guide to engaging with the photographic book— or, as it is widely known, the photobook. Despite its importance as a central medium in which many photographers showcase their work today, there is surprisingly little information on the mechanics of the photobook: what exactly it does and how it does it. Written for makers and artists, this book will help you develop a better understanding of the images, concept, sequence, design, and production of the photobook. With an awareness of the connections between these elements, you’ll be able to evaluate photobooks more clearly and easily, ultimately allowing for a deeper and more rewarding experience of the work.
Author: Debbie Rose Myers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Landing a job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases a student's best work. With sample portfolios, interviews with leaders in graphic design and advertising industries, and step-by-step instruction for creating professional print and digital portfolios, this book helps students successfully transition from design student to design professional. Now fully updated, it is the only guide to creating job-winning print-based and digital portfolios specifically for graphic designers.
Author: Xtine Burrough,Paul Martin Lester
This book is more than the typical web design manual. Visual Communication on the Web integrates practice with theory, providing technical how-to alongside the theoretical, aesthetic, and historical framework you'll need to create thoughtful, functional, and beautifully designed web pages. While interactive exercises in the book explore the technical side of design, concise introductions relate history, design principles, and visual communication theories to the practice of designing for the web. Videos and links embedded in the accompanying Interactive eTextbook will give you additional hands-on web design experience. By working your way through this text from start to finish, you will learn how to think visually about communicating online and also how to think analytically about assembling code to display your message. Over the course of 14 chapters, a series of exercises helps you create and revise one dynamic web page while learning new coding and tools. Predictable mistakes are purposely included, so you'll learn how to "fix" the project while working on it-a crucial skill for anyone working with code. By the end of this course-in-a-book, you will have created a web page with a centered container div, a Lightbox image gallery, and an external style sheet using HTML, CSS, and copy-pasted and modified code. The Interactive eTextbook provides concise videos of burrough detailing some of the more complex step-by-step instructions and original chapter introductions by Lester. Users of the eTextbook may also engage in a traditional assessment exercise to test their knowledge of new material. For those who aren't reading electronically, many of these resources are freely available on the blog, viscommontheweb.wordpress.com. With easy-to-follow instruction and lucid theoretical introductions, Visual Communication on the Web makes an excellent companion to xtine burrough's Digital Foundations and Net Works as well as Paul Martin Lester's Visual Communication: Images with Messages.
Author: Ferdinand Beyer,Gayle Kowalchyk,E. L. Lancaster
Publisher: Alfred Music
Vorschule Im Klavierspiel, Op. 101, by Ferdinand Beyer (1803--1863) was first published in 1860. Since that time, it has been used by piano students throughout the world, especially in Asian countries. When compared with piano methods written in the 20th and 21st centuries, it appears more like a technique book than a piano method. This edition has been edited to be useful for today's piano students, either as a method (with teacher guidance) or as a supplementary book.
Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work
Author: Sara Eisenman
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Presenting one's portfolio is where every designer begins his or her career. Therefore, crafting a portfolio, whether online or for presentation in person, is an essential skill for survival. Because a portfolio can make or break a career, it is vital that designers go out armed with all the right moves and materials. This book talks both to the professionals who have both designed their own portfolios and those on the other side of the table who have looked at scores of portfolios, to uncover the tips and tricks that have won jobs, as well as the must-avoid moves that have lost opportunities. This book is not only a handbook for dos and don'ts; it also provides plenty of inspiration from a wide collection of portfolios, both virtual and real-life. This book asks leaders in the field about the real-world realities of presenting one's work for consideration and answers the question, "What sells and what doesn't."
Designing Effective, Compelling and Memorable Portfolios of Creative Work
Author: Bryony Gomez-Palacio,Armin Vit
Category: Art portfolios
Through more than forty case studies, nearly twenty interviews with experienced professionals, and a series of (nonscientific) surveys, Flaunt is a resource for design students as well as young, experienced, freelance, and independent designers. It explains how one can ?nd a way to cohesively, succinctly and creatively showcase their work through an accessible, effective, and creative portfolio. Flaunt showcases a variety of alternatives through a selection of portfolios that represent both the most common approaches as well as some offbeat executions. Hopefully, this book will help ease the anxiety and burden of creating a portfolio?and, perhaps, even help demystify the process of putting it together, along with the expectations of presenting it.
A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Author: Fig Taylor
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
This book shows those embarking on an illustration or graphic design career how best to put together an effective, professional portfolio. It discusses what to include and how to organize and display the work, and also advises on presentation techniques and selfpromotion. Both print and digital portfolios are examined. Deciding who to approach for work is of key importance whether you are looking for a full-time position or freelance work, and the book maps out the creative marketplace, examining the main areas of work and describing the types of position available in each, and how the commissioning process works. Tips are included from commissioners and practitioners working in magazine and book publishing, design, advertising, TV/film and beyond, as well as agents and educators. The book also features a listings section detailing online resources and publications to aid research, suppliers, specialist libraries, industry-related trade fairs, and professional organizations.
Author: Steven Faerm
Publisher: A&C Black Visual Arts
Category: Fashion design
It's now harder than ever to break into the exclusive fashion industry but this is the guide to tell you how to do it. Discover how to develop a first-rate portfolio, and learn everything you need to know to become a professional designer and entrepreneur. Learn how to showcase your talent and make your portfolio stand out in the crowd. Master the art of selling yourself and your work at job interviews, while pitching for freelance work, and promoting your own business. Design Your Fashion Portfolio provides clear advice and instruction on how to present your work based around key fashion genres including lingerie, athletic wear, designer and evening wear and discover how layouts, art direction, and merchandising for each can vary. From developing your graduate thesis, to building your first collection, perfecting your portfolio to interview techniques and career options to establish yourself as a professional, this book is the key to launching your career in fashion.
Real Questions. Real Answers.
Author: Zack Arias
Publisher: New Riders
For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in the photography industry. Known for his photography, his teaching, and his ability to connect with photographers, Zack has long had an “open door” approach to discussing his career–the ups and the downs–and in so doing has provided a straightforward and candid look inside the industry. By consistently showing great work and offering helpful advice, he has built a large, loyal readership that looks to him for guidance in navigating the currents of a difficult and dynamic industry. Now, Zack finds yet another way to cut through the noise and offer truly valuable information to those struggling to make their way through the twists and turns of an ever-changing landscape. In Photography Q&A, Zack answers over 100 questions that he fielded directly from the public. These are questions that range across all aspects of the photo industry: gear, marketing, street photography, vision, pricing, branding, light, models, work/life balance, technical advice, and much more. From how to “put yourself out there” and start to get jobs, to how to get paid for those jobs when the client is slow to cut the check–and everything in between– Photography Q&A answers many of the pressing questions that photographers are asking, but until now have not been addressed. The book also includes intermittent “Visual Intermission” sections–where Zack discusses individual images that were milestones in his development as a photographer–as well as worksheets on topics such as pricing and costs that help photographers to “know their numbers.” With all this material, and with insightful, honest answers that come straight from Zack’s experience as a photographer who has seen it all (or at least a lot of it), Photography Q&A is an essential resource for any photographer looking for the real answers to the real questions in the industry today.